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Festival-goers warned over nitrous oxide risk

Nurses warn young people attending Glastonbury festival of the dangers of nitrous oxide

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Rare bacteria outbreak kills 12 people

NHS Mid Essex CCG says infection control measures are in place after 32 reported cases

Child

Bubbly little girl needs a “forever home” – can you help?

Lambeth Council are appealing to all members of the caring community

House prices

Nurses only able to afford a house in 3% of towns in the UK

Nurses are least able to afford a house in the UK compared with other key workers

woman holds her hand up in defence

NHS staff reveal extent of sexual harassment they face at work

Nurses and colleagues put up with harassment, believing bosses won’t take action – Unison

Simon Stevens

Flexible working in the NHS: we’ve got to make it happen, says chief executive

Simon Stevens tells NHS Confederation the nursing shortage is service’s biggest challenge

Evidence and Practice

Time is Precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department. A quality improvement project

Time is precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department

A quality improvement project undertaken in one ED at a major tertiary referral hospital

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Implementing trauma pathways in two of Oxfordshire’s community minor injury units

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

This article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid

How the emergency department four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with a personality disorder

How ED four-hour target affects clinical outcomes for people with a personality disorder

This article challenges the perception of the target as beneficial for all patients

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

Responding to nerve agent poisoning: a guide for emergency nurses. Part 2

The second part of our emergency nurse guide on nerve agents

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

This article aims to increase emergency nurses’ knowledge of acute aortic dissection

Features

Escalation of youth violence piles pressure on care providers

Violence epidemic is placing new demands on healthcare staff beyond the clinical

Hospital opens door to fresh start for patients with personality disorder

A hospital’s ‘open door’ helps people with emotionally unstable personality disorder to cope

Skills swap

Buddying scheme is improving care for people in mental health crisis

A collaborative project is creating a safe place for people in crisis

Nurse-led team transforms care of vulnerable adults in the emergency department

A Vulnerable Adult Support Team’s service has been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC

‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are – we just don’t say it often enough’

RCNi Nurse Awards 2019: ‘I learnt a lot about how awesome emergency nurses are’

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to enter, or nominate a colleague

Code Red film supports trauma teams to deal with sickest patients

A code red situation can be daunting, but a new film for emergency workers helps to prepare...

Opinion

The importance of keeping our nursing knowledge up to date

It is vital to read widely and keep abreast of what is current in our learning

Join the Emergency Care Association at RCN Congress and make your voice heard

Congress on 19-23 May can be a great platform to generate and share ideas

New emergency department target cannot erode patient care and safety

Emergency nurse input is vital if new one-hour treatment target is to succeed

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

'Saving lives isn't just about resuscitation'

Consultant nurse Sarah Charters says mental health is one of EDs' biggest challenges...

Julie Reeve

'Just when you think you have seen it all... you really haven’t'

RCNi Award finalist Julie Reeve talks about her 30-year career in nursing

Jobs